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Whether we call ourselves it or not, we are all artists. This is a new realization for me, as I’ve always thought of artists as being the people with things in museums. I certainly never considered myself to be an artist. The fact is though that I’m creating art right now, for writings is an art. In the past I’ve always thought of art through the narrow scope of drawing, painting, and sculpture. The traditional things like that. Then I realized over time that there was a much broader scope of art, like photography and writing. More recently though, I realized that everything is art. Everyone has an art, and everyone is an artist at every second of their lives. For the people that choose to wear makeup, that’s an art for them. Cooks, from sandwich makers to traditional hibachi chefs, have an art to what they do. Mechanics and car drivers have an art in what they do. Gardners, business executives, everyone. Everyone is an artist.

   Art is like breathing, it’s part of us, always there, and not hugely noticed. Everything we do at any moment is arguably art. So why do we classify only some people as artists? Well, it could be like we classify monks. They dedicate much of their life to meditation, which is largely just focusing on your breathing. So the people we call artists are those who strongly focus on art, even though we are all both breathing and being artists at every moment. Now there’s the annoying argument of “good” and “bad” art. I believe that there is no such thing as “good” and “bad” art. I think all art is perfect as long as it feels right to you when you create it. It should be fun, make you happy, just feel right. That is perfect art. Why bound yourself to “good” and “bad”?  

   The simple facts come down to this. You are an artist. Everyone is an artist. Everyone is an artist at every single moment of their lives. Most importantly we’re all great artists, for art is perfect if it just feels right to create.
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Cyberlitabot Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014   General Artist
Its true. Everyone has different creativity. X)
Nallary Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
I agree :D
calbhach Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Claps* Very awesome reading! This encouraged me a great deal today. I have a lot of trouble wondering to myself "is my art good enough?". Art is good enough, for sure, no matter what other people say or think. :) Sure, we can all improve the -way- we do it, but as long as we love what we do, our artwork is beautiful. ^^ I always try to improve my style in both drawing and coloring...and a lot of people beat me down for the way I draw, or what I draw. But...thank you. :) I really needed this. This has been a particularly difficult time in my life and this did just the thing to raise my spirits.
martawanda Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an interesting opinion. I guess a lot of people are gonna be spirit-lifted and inspired by your words. So I guess you are right! :)
XxQuinn701zy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree! 
thank you so much for sharing! I feel better now QwQ!
SobohRami Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your words have touched me and i totally agree with you !
Carinaconstellation Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't it great when you realize something amazing? It gives you joy in doing the things you do. So just saying that I agree, too
RimoOfArtSchool Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student General Artist
This was amazing! :D I used to think the same thing some time ago, then I read somewhere that you become an artist once you start making art (or whatever you like XD). Seriously, I totally agree with this journal ;) *applause*
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